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Fikasfest: Montreal’s pan-Scandinavian Festival

FIKAS Festival: 17-24 March, 2017   It is almost here, the second annual FIKAS Festival! FIKAS, standing for Festival Immersif de Kultur et d’Arts Scandinave, was inspired by the Swedish word fika, which means to have coffee. The festival, which

Draken Harald Hårfagre in Montreal on June 20th

See http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/stops/montreal/ for more information.

Viking Exhibition in Ottawa

If you’re planning a trip to Ottawa in the coming weeks, don’t miss the Viking exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History. Open until April 17, the exhibit features Viking artifacts, a movie and family activities. For more information, go

Norwegian family seeking host family in Montreal or Ottawa for daughter

A Norwegian girl on exchange to Canada to do French immersion can no longer stay with her host family, and is looking for a new family in Montreal or Ottawa to host her for the last 3 months of the

Feminist Initiative: Norway’s Newest Political Party

You may ask yourself why Norway needs a feminist party. In spite of having greater pay equity than most European countries, women still earned 86.4% of what men earned in 2014, according to Statistics Norway (in Norwegian). The gender gap

Norway: Rich and in Debt

The Norwegian state could pay out the equivalent of $200k from the oil fund to each of 5 million Norwegians. At the same time, the average amount of indebtedness of each is 230% of his or her yearly earnings. Click

Dobbelt statsborgerskap for nordmenn i utlandet?

Interessant artikkel i Aftenposten denne uka. http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/debatt/Vi-bor-gjore-som-Danmark-7843032.html

Who was Hans N Langseth

The fashion for beards, whiskers and bristling moustaches fell into a serious decline for much of the first half of the 20th Century, not least because in both world wars, the seal on gas masks would only work on hair-free

Christmas Sale 2014: food pricing

Time to make your shopping list for November 14 and 15! Get a preview of our prices on chocolate and more by clicking on Food & Chocolate Prices Christmas sale 2014. We look forward to seeing you at the Sale.

Pewter pricing: Christmas Sale 2014

Make your shopping list before you get to us on November 14 or 15! We attach a list of the prices of pewter for sale at our 2014 Christmas Sale here. We look forward to seeing you at the Sale!

In what Norwegian city can you find its smallest terrace?

Why, in Tromsø of course, the Paris of the North! Read all about it in the Nordlys newspaper (in Norwegian).

Bergen Youth Chamber Orchestra comes to Montreal!

The Bergen Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Norwegian Church and Community Centre on Saturday, October 11. For more information about the Orchestra, go to the Orchestra’s website. Program and other details to follow under “Events.”  

Festspillene i Bergen opens May 19

Should you be heading to Bergen in the very near future, or would just like to learn more, please click here for the programme.

It’s almost soccer season!

This summer’s Scandinavian soccer season (Norwegians vs. Danes) is currently in the planning stages. We anticipate one game in June, another in late August and one in September. Look for details coming soon. For information or to join the team,

TV 2 skal filme Norge fra luften

Check out TV 2 skal filme Norge fra luften – TV2.no. As a follow-up to the popular Norwegian TV series “Hurtigruter minute by minute,” Norwegian TV2 is producing a video series from the air call “Fly med oss” (“Fly with

Jo Nesbø’s new book released March 19

Jo Nesbø’s new book, Sønnen, will be released on March 19. For more information from the publisher’s website, and to read Chapter 1 (in Norwegian), click here. SØNNEN – skal derfra komme igjen for å dømme levende og døde Jo Nesbø

At the British Museum until June 22: Vikings, life & legend

If you will be in Britain this spring or early summer, check out Vikings, Life and Legend, the biggest exhibit on Vikings to be held at the British Museum during the last 35 years. Here is an excerpt from the

Utøya memorial: “Memory Wound”

Wounded landscape: how Norway is remembering its 2011 Utøya massacre Artist Jonas Dahlberg has been chosen to create three memorials, one of which cuts a 3.5m slit in the landscape, to remember the victims of Anders Behring Breivik   Model

Back to 1814: The Renovated Eidsvolls Building Re-opens Its Doors for Bicentennary

On February 16, 2014, the Eidsvolls Building reopened its doors.  For the first time since 1814, the building looks just like it did when the 112 representatives met to establish the basis for a modern and democratic Norway. Click here

NC/NCA membership: February 28 deadline

Have you renewed your membership to the Norwegian Club and/or the Norwegian Church Association? If we receive your application by February 28 for either of the associations, we can include your name and coordinates in our member address book. Membership

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